The highly-competitive School of Health Sciences (SHS) at Chatham University stands in stark contrast to the “lost in the crowd” medical, psychology, and nursing programs at many larger universities:
- Our approach to learning places students in a position of active responsibility for absorbing and mastering content. They learn new material by confronting and solving problems as applied to actual clinical cases.
- Students learn from dedicated faculty members – many of whom are practicing clinicians themselves – in a close-knit atmosphere known for providing personal attention to every student.
- The School's unique makeup allows for interprofessional education among students in nursing, psychology, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
SHS programs are highly selective, with an approximate 25% acceptance rate (400 accepted out of 1,700 applicants). We excel in training students through problem-based learning, fostering critical thinking skills, and encouraging students to serve local, national, and international communities through service-oriented programs for medically-underserved populations. Our graduates are highly skilled, ethically and culturally aware, and highly sought after, with students achieving near-100% licensure rates across our programs and 100% employment rates six months after graduation.